In an interview with Japanese newspaper Nikkei, Sony EVP of product and software design Masayasu Ito hinted that the firm is considering PlayStation VR (PSVR) compatibility with PCs.
So, if you haven’t been comparing Sony’s virtual reality (VR) headset against the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on account of it being bound to the PS4, then you had better start.
Specifically, Ito mentioned to Nikkei that the PS4’s internals is similar to a PC’s. To that end, Ito went on to say that, while it’s “not at the stage to announce something,” PSVR would be “spread out in various fields,” Nikkei reports.
This makes sense as its notable competitors in the VR market are twice as expensive. And that would put Sony in a better place to sell the PS VR as an affordable VR solution for PCs. Not only is the PS VR cheaper, the hardware required to run it will also be cheaper too.
In comparison, you will need a PC of roughly $1000 to use either the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive but you can get a pc that rivals the same hardware as the PS4 for much less
The PlayStation VR, known by the codename Project Morpheus during development, is a virtual reality headset developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment, which was released in October 2016.
It was designed to be fully functional with the PlayStation 4 home video game console. In certain games and demos for the VR, the player wearing the headset acts separately from other players without the headset. The PlayStation VR system can output a picture to both the PlayStation VR headset and a television simultaneously, with the television either mirroring the picture displayed on the headset or displaying a separate image for competitive or cooperative gameplay. PlayStation VR works with either the standard DualShock 4 controller or the PlayStation Move controllers